Vinales ,Cuba. Who’s game for a puro.

On my last day in Cuba I took a tour with Cubatours……. for a day to Vinales.  65 CUC. My only regret is that the tour did not allow me to really experience the town.The tour was well organized , comfortable and very informative. They kept to the schedule , left on time. Would recommend them . I booked the tour out of the Hotel Nacional Havana.

Vinales is also cigar region , Known for the Cohiba.

Viñales is a beautiful and lush valley in Pinar del Río province of Cuba, with a population of around 10,000.It’s about 26 kilometers north of the city of Pinar del Río.   It’s a great day trip, if you want to get away of the hustle of Havana. Like most of the country I have seen , it’s lush , green and peaceful. They also claim to make the best Pina Colada in Cuba. I can admit that during my stay in Cuba I had my share of Pina Coladas , and probably , most surely more than my share. LOL . Theirs is absolutely divine , but the next time I will put that claim to the test with pleasure.

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The owner of the tobacco farm.

A little history on this tobacco plantation, which has been owned by this family for 4 generations.

Unfortunately because we came during the rainy season, we weren’t able to see the tobacco plants. The tobacco is not planted  until October . Maybe another excuse to return.

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tobacco drying
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The tobacco drying racks.

This is how they roll.

 

Lunch at the Restaurant Mural de la prehistoria  overlooking the wall was quite typical ,pork , rice and beans, salad and a desert of guava .  Actually it was pretty good food.

 

I know the pina coladas are great but who can resist these beautiful blue eyes., Not to mention the free Pina Colada , a winning combination.

Cueva de los indios.

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Always meeting some fabulous people on my trips, From mexico Joel and Margarita.
Guarapo ( sugar cane juice) fresh and delicious.
This is how it’s done. Guarapo , pure sugar cane juice.
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